Kats’ Kitchen

Belated Christmas post… January 3, 2012

As you can tell, I have not posted for a least a week or so.  Half-way through last week, I decided take a break from posting.  My husband had some time off of work, I wanted to work on some scrapbooking and relax from a fairly-busy Christmas .  Now starting the first week of the New Year, I have nothing to share, so…I will share with you some of the stuff I made for Christmas.  You all may be pretty sick and tired of Christmas cookies and not want to see or eat another one for another couple of years (although I HIGHLY doubt that!) but I would like to share with you what I made this year to share with friends and family over the last month or so.  Some are old but wonderful recipes and some are new and delicious recipes!  I have pictures for some and not for others, but I do hope you still enjoy this post and have a wonderful 2012.  My plan is to bring you some wonderful new recipes thisy year that you have to look forward to making for your family!

Banket – A christmas MUST and one of my very first posts on this blog!  Banket is a dutch treat made with some delicious almond paste.

Santa’s Snicker’s Surprise – These are AWESOME!  And even awesomeier (if that’s a word…) since you can also make Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies with the same batter if you run out of Snickers!  The husband’s fav!

Picture from Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy

Break-Up Bars – Not sure what else to say about these except – WOW!  First time I made these.  It’s a shortbread crust (I omitted the toffee bits) with a homemade caramel middle and topped with chocolate.  Can’t get better than that.  Very rich, so cut them small.  I used a 9×13 pan and then turned out a bit thicker than I expected.  Thank you Susan for sharing this recipe with me!

Chocolate Covered Cherries – Also a first for me.  Made them with a friend.  They turned out great!  Don’t have the recipe but will have to get it for you.  Also made peppermint patties with the leftover filling mixture – loved these also!

Trinidads – These are always good.  Also very rich.  Love the dark chocolate fudgy center with the white chocolate coconut coating.

Mint Brownies – Many memories come with this recipe.  I will be sharing in my next post more about them!

Saltine Toffee – Oh so good!  Best right out of the freezer.  Love the salty sweetness!  Super easy to make.

As you can see it has been quiet a CHOCOLATE OVERLOAD in my house!  Interesting that I didn’t make as many cookies as I did more candies this year.  Not sure why that is but glad I did it!